Sorghum in the 21st century

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Sorghum: The Smart Choice

“Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World”. Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, April
Mo Yan

SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

Submitted by Kira Everhart-Valentin. Food security, value-added products, genetics, global trade, climate-smart agriculture. These topics and more drove the discussions of more than international researchers, industry professionals, government representatives and development specialists convening in Cape Town for the first global conference on sorghum in more than two decades. The conference delegates represented 40 different countries from around the world and used the unique opportunity to convene around crucial issues for the global sorghum community. Sorghum is a key cereal crop that is produced and consumed across nearly every continent of the world. It is a highly drought-tolerant crop that is used heavily for livestock feed and food for human consumption.

Username or Email Address. Remember Me. Cape Town South Africa. Sorghum in the 21st Century Conference. Symposium 1: Productivity and food security for the smallholder farmer A presentation focusing on variety improvements, agronomy, post-harvest technologies and markets for sorghum, with particular reference to smallholder farmers. The symposium included an overview plenary on global trends on the production, consumption and trade of sorghum and highlighted keys issues affecting trade opportunities. Three sessions, focusing on important issues affecting sorghum supply and demand followed.

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The need for cross-border collaboration and exploration of cutting-edge technologies and developments is great, and these priorities will be held central throughout the body of the conference. Abstracts of original research, for presentation as oral or poster presentations, or covering topics of commercial appeal are invited to be presented at the conference. Submissions must be original, topical and current. Original research abstracts are defined as those that cover specific, new and original research. Commercial appeal abstracts can be defined as abstract not covering original research but rather focus on new applications of scientific research, review type abstracts, market research, consumer trends, regulatory guidelines or abstracts with a generic appeal to industry, academia or consumers.

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